2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Review
2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS, Sport touring motorcycles are among the sharpest of all motorists, and Concours ™ 14 supersport tourer racing combination of technology, in terms of comfort and performance, conquering the continent meet the demands of the toughest crowd is selective. It is powered by the heart muscle that comes from a legendary Ninja ® ZX ™-14 sportbike. Comfortable Ergonomics make it suitable for long days in the saddle, while offering the proper body position for sports riding. The overall performance will entice riders to pull out the big map and plan an incredible sports tours through the next county or the State.
2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS supersport tourer racing offers many features that improve the comfort of the rider, the ease and security, strengthening its position at the head of the class. Dynamic bodywork improve comfort by routing the heat from motorists and passengers. High windshield, electric adjustable cockpit experience created with help from a channel above the instrument panel, which balances the pressure outside and inside of the screen. Handgrip heating come standard, provide comfort when the temperature began to fall to the temperature of the cool disagreeably.
Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS packed with lot of features technology that enhances the driving experience. K-bikes ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive braking technology) and offers two modes associated braking system, anti-lock braking and makes a great overall performance. And A high-tech traction control system (KTRC: Kawasaki traction control) not only reduces wheelspin on slippery surfaces, riders offer more confidence inspiring feedback, but can be easily deactivated wisdom riders.
The core of the package of Sport-touring Concours is amazing and really modern 1, 352cc DOHC inline-four electricity. The engine produces great Concours 14 low-and mid-range power, All followed by a rush of top-end that will change most open-class sportbikes green with envy. The majority of the delivery very broad strength is due to the variable valve timing (VVT) system, which automatically change according to rpm camshaft profile to improve low-end and mid-range power without sacrificing top end. Advanced fuel injection, ram-air induction and decades of experience building motorcycle engines are the most powerful in the world add up to the engine is simply amazing, which made the Concours 14 ABS a force to be reckoned with in the performance segment of the Sport-touring the original Concours-as it was 27 years ago.
Kawasaki Concours 14 chassis is very much up to the challenge to control these machines are incredible. Unique monocoque Frame provides greater stiffness a good handling characteristics and a high level of rider feedback. Cradling the engine from above, the structure of the compact frame make the bike needs to be narrow and allows optimal bicycle Packing system is important. Tetra-lever shaft drive, which is all that power to the rear wheels, using the design of four-link to compensate for the tendency of lifting and squatting lower shaft drive system when the throttle is opened and closed, all of which lead to correct handling sportbike. Plus, Tetra-lever system is almost totally maintenance free. There’s no mystery, then, why the Concours 14 powertrain has received critical acclaim worldwide for silky smooth delivery of power.
Outstanding solid foundation expanded with carefully sculpted and extremely comfortable saddle and all the creature comforts you would expect from a top shelf sports-tourer racing, including a pair of saddlebags beautifully integrated, broad, and water resistant. ABS Concours 14: high-speed Touring ships with unquestionable supersport DNA. It’s got everything you need to go a long way – and have a ton of fun doing it.
2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Key Features
• Ninja ZX-14-based 1,352cc inline-four with variable valve timing provides smooth power across a wide rev range
• Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) reduces engine output when wheelspin is detected, helping the rear tire to regain grip
• Kawasaki Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) links front and rear brakes and has two modes to suit different riding styles
• Aluminum monocoque frame is lightweight, narrow and rigid
• Tetra-Lever shaft drive offsets the lifting and squatting tendencies of shaft drive
• Fuel economy assistance mode prioritizes fuel savings, giving up to a 25 percent mileage boost
• Standard heated grips help provide comfort even in harsh conditions
• Convenient Kawasaki Intelligent Proximity Activation Starting System (KIPASS)
• Electrically adjustable windscreen has memory function and suits a variety of riders
• Includes a 36 month limited factory warranty that can be supplemented with up to an additional 36 months of Kawasaki’s Good Times™ Protection Plan. That’s a total of up to an amazing SIX YEARS of coverage!
2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS US MSRP Price: $16,199 USD
2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS – USA Specifications
|2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Specifications|
|Engine||Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four with VVT|
|Bore x Stroke||84.0 x 61.0mm|
|Maximum Torque||102.0 lb-ft @ 6,200 rpm|
|Fuel System||DFI® with four 40mm throttle bodies|
|Ignition||TCBI with Digital Advance|
|Final Drive||Tetra-Lever shaft drive|
|Rake/Trail||26.1 degrees/4.4 in.|
|Front Tire Size||120/70 ZR-17|
|Rear Tire Size||190/50 ZR-17|
|Front Suspension / wheel travel||43mm inverted, telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload / 4.4 in.|
|Rear Suspension / wheel travel||Tetra-Lever with stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster / 5.4 in.|
|Front Brakes||Dual floating 310mm petal discs with four-piston calipers with ABS|
|Rear Brakes||Single 270mm petal disc with ABS|
|Fuel Capacity||5.8 gal.|
|Seat Height||32.1 in.|
|Curb Weight||688.0 lbs.|
|Overall Length||87.8 in.|
|Overall height windscreen lowered / raised:||50.8 in. / 57.7 in.|
|Overall width||39.4 in.|
|Color Choices||Metallic Spark Black, Metallic Nocturne Blue|
|Good Times™ Protection Plan||12, 24 or 36 months are available|